Monday, May 05, 2008

Simpsons Manga Makes Big Appearance on Free Comic Day

If you remember a while back when we were featuring many "if it were an anime" posts in the J-blog, one such "if" discussed was a Simpsons manga.

Now that artist, Spacecoyote, has been featured in a free comic, given out on, when else, but free comic day!
...Which was actually this Saturday.
The comic plays up the manga influence in this free issue dedicated to the long-running animation. In the left panel Homer describes protecting his son's honor and other such things found in the samurai code, while in the adjacent, right panel, he notes that the comic is formatted wrongly, because you were really supposed to read this panel first. Funny.

Read more at Anime News Network.

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3 Comments:

At May 6, 2008, 9:50:00 AM, Blogger Kami... said...

Interesting thing about "The Simpsons", I'm not much of a watcher... but I've been told by those that do watch, that it's a good representation of modern day "Little America", pushed to the extremes... in either direction...

Some how I doubt this will win the "Nobel Prize" of Manga... which I believe the last one was won by someone from China...

Based on what I CAN see... it already doesn't seem like something of interest... The title, "The Simpsonzu", seems like a VERY shooty and lazy way of trying to make it SOUND "Japanese"... You can't even write it out in Katakana with the way it's spelt...

You would think Nina Matsumoto would at least work on the spelling...

I don't know about you, but I certainly can't remember the last time my father protected My Honour... and my Family STEMS from Samurai... which leaves me to wonder if this is based on modern day Japan, just pushed to the extremes... or racial sterotypes...

But then again... it often amazes me how many of Japan's OWN Manga and Animation Studios long left the traditions and lessons and created works that seemed geared primarily to sell to foreign markets...

 
At May 6, 2008, 12:23:00 PM, Blogger Kip said...

Right.

 
At May 6, 2008, 8:23:00 PM, Anonymous THC said...

Exactly!

 

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